The touching story behind Bob Saget’s proposal to Kelly Rizzo

Before his tragic death in January, Bob Saget shared the ultimate love story with his wife, digital host and influencer Kelly Rizzo, who was significantly 23 years younger than the actor. “She’s a true influencer — and she made me want to be a better man and fill my heart with even more love and appreciation,” Saget wrote in a special 2020 Valentine’s Day tribute. “She’s also obviously the most tolerant woman in the world. And my best friend.”

Rizzo undoubtedly felt just as strong feelings for the actor as he did for her. In 2018, Rizzo described Saget as “a wonderful guy” while discussing the many things she loves about him. “He’s so good at planning things and handling things,” she gushed to Us Weekly. “I don’t know how he does it. He literally keeps me on my toes. He’s just a wonderful guy. He’s a comedian so it never gets boring!”

Later that year, Rizzo and Saget said “I Do,” marking the beginning of a beautiful and happy life for the couple. But of course, if you have any doubts about how much these two loved each other, wait until you learn about their marriage story. Warning – you might want to grab a tissue!

Bob Saget’s proposal made Kelly Rizzo emotional

Per Us Weekly, Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo first met through mutual friends in 2015. The two would eventually start a romantic relationship, and after about two years together, the ‘Full House’ actor proposed in the cutest but most unlikely of ways.

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During a 2017 interview with People, Saget described the day he proposed to Rizzo and revealed that they were watching Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ on their iPad when he popped the question. “And then I got up to go to the bathroom and I opened the safe and took out a ring that I had hidden for four days and I got on one knee,” he recalled. “And she said, ‘What are you doing?’ and she got very emotional and so did I.”

During a 2018 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saget shared more details about the intimate proposal and admitted he almost ruined the moment with his speech. “I said, ‘I’d like to be with you for the days I have left,’ he told Jimmy Fallon. “She said, ‘Would you please rephrase that? And I said, ‘Yes, I want our life spend together and I love you’ and all that.” In the end, of course, none of that seemed to matter because Rizzo obviously said yes!

Kelly Rizzo keeps the memory of Bob Saget alive

In the wake of Bob Saget’s death, Kelly Rizzo has kept finding new ways to honor the late actor, and if she hopes people will remember him, it’s his dedication to bringing joy. “His whole mission was just to make people laugh and make people happy,” Rizzo told E! News from the late actor. “And it’s pretty obvious that that was his mission because you would see his face, you would walk into a room, you would see him on TV and you would just smile. So he made it effortlessly.”

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Saget, who posthomally won the Critics Choice Real TV Impact Award, undoubtedly left a lasting legacy — one that Rizzo hopes to cherish for the rest of her life. “Any chance I get for the rest of my life to honor him and share his legacy, I’ll just take it,” she told E! News. And she obviously means every word.

In June 2022, Rizzo joined Chris Rock, John Stamos, Jim Carrey and many others in honoring Saget on the Netflix special Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute. Once again, it was a rain of love from Rizzo’s end. “And I’ve loved him all these years because Bob deserved all the love in the world. And I loved him more than anything, so thank you so much,” she said of the late actor (via Entertainment Tonight).